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LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER
 
FSA LogoThe Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance. 
 
Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

Did You Know? Divan Cukurhan


By: Five Star Alliance

The Divan Cukurhan is located opposite to the main entrance of the Ankara Citadel. The brick and stone building with wooden planks and bays has a tile roof and is supposed to have been built in the late 16th or early 17th century. The Cukurhan functioned as a typical Ottoman city caravanserai, aka an Inn with a marketplace in the courtyard. It retained its commercial importance through the years with many shops and workplaces that sold a vast range of goods including mohair, wool, grains, dried fruits, and vegetables.

Divan Cukurhan

Fall rates at Divan Cukurhan start at $143 per night >>

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Did You Know? Inverlochy Castle


By: Five Star Alliance

Inverlochy Castle has three dining rooms, each decorated with period and elaborate furniture presented as gifts to Inverlochy Castle from the King of Norway.

Inverlochy Castle 

Fall rates at Inverlochy Castle start at $664 per night >>

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Did You Know? The Chesterfield Palm Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Designed in the manner of a European bed and breakfast, The Chesterfield Palm Beach was built as The Lido-Venice in 1926 and renamed The Vineta in 1928. The hotel was renovated in 1937 by Palm Beach architect John L. Volk. Named The Chesterfield Palm Beach in 1989, the hotel today is a member of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Fall rates at The Chesterfield Palm Beach start at $205 per night >>

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Did You Know? Sumahan on the Water


By: K. Clare Johnson

Sumhan on the Water
Sumahan on the Water
 sits on the very edge of the Bosphorus Straits which separate Europe from Asia and link the cold waters of the Black Sea to the warm waters of the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean beyond.

It was originally built in the mid-nineteenth century to produce suma, the unadulterated spirit used to make raki, the Ottomans' favourite tipple. Where today a motorised launch ferries hotel guests to and from downtown, barges laden with figs would arrive to keep the stills of the Sumahan busy.

Fall rates at Sumahan on the Water start at $388 per night >>

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Did You Know? Tambo del Inka Resort and Spa


By: K. Clare Johnson

Tambo del Inka Resort and Spa is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is the only hotel in Urubamba with a private train station, which means guests can discover the ancient culture and stunning vistas of Machu Picchu at their convenience.

Tambo del Inka 

View rates, details, and more images of Tambo del Inka Resort and Spa >>

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Did You Know? Empire Hotel and Country Club


By: K. Clare Johnson

Empire Hotel
Empire Hotel and Country Club
is located in Brunei, one of only two Sultanates in the world. Situated on the northern coast of Borneo in Southeast Asia, it is a land of architectural Islamic grandeur and lush virgin rainforest. With a monarchy stretching back 600 years and relatively new independence, gained in 1984, Brunei is an unique preserve of modernity, royalty and nature. 

 

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Dining al Fresco: Hotel Cipriani and Palazzo Vendramin


By: Five Star Alliance

Located at the tip of the Giudecca Island, Hotel Cipriani and Palazzo Vendramin is just a short, spectacular boat ride from St. Marks Square. The hotel offers 95 luxurious rooms and suites spread between the main hotel building and Palazzo Vendramin, a 15th-century building linked to the Hotel Cipriani through an ancient courtyard and flowered passage-way. Most of the rooms in the Palazzo boast magnificent views overlooking the lagoon and Piazza San Marco. 

Hotel Cipriani 

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Did You Know? The Caledonian


By: Five Star Alliance

The Caledonian Hotel is a grand railway hotel that was built in 1903 above the three main archway entrances of the Princes Street Station (It was originally opened as Princes Street Station Hotel). The Caledonian Railway Company even developed a system in which steam from trains at the adjoining station was recycled to heat the hotel's water supply. 

The Caledonian 

The Caledonian has Fall rates starting from GPB $143>> 

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Did You Know? Certosa di Maggiano


By: Five Star Alliance

Certosa di Maggiano is a former Carthusian monastery that was built in 1314. It was paid for by a donation by Cardinal Riccardo Petroni as a place designed for meditation and prayer. In in the XVI century involved in a harsh war between Carl V Emperor of Spain and Henry II King of France. It was first restored as a private home and then became a luxury hotel in 1978.  

Certosa di Maggiano

Fall rates at Centosa di Maggiano start at EUR 315>> 

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Did You Know? Fairmont St Andrews


By: Five Star Alliance

Fairmont St Andrews, which opened in 2001, is home to some of the world's greatest golf courses. 

Fairmont St Andrews

Fall rates at Fairmont St Andrews start at GBP 179>>

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